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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 3.00pm on Friday 31 March until 8.00am Monday 3 April 2023: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Stanley Library

Find out about the opening times, activities and services available at Stanley library.

Opening hours

  • Monday - 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Tuesday - 10.00am to 7.00pm
  • Wednesday - closed
  • Thursday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Friday - 10.00am to 6.00pm (closed from 12.45pm on Friday 23 December)
  • Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sunday - closed

Events and activities

Digital drop-in (free computer help)

Time: 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Day: Monday
Frequency: Weekly

Rhyme time for the under fives

Time: 2.00pm to 2.30pm
Day: Tuesday 
Frequency: Weekly

Creative crafts 

Time: 10.30am to 12.00 noon
Day: Thursday
Frequency: Weekly

Reading group

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Day: Friday
Frequency: Monthly (3rd Friday of the month)

Reading group

Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Day: Monday
Frequency: First Monday of the month 

Reading group

Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
Day: Saturday
Frequency: Monthly (check date with library)

What's available?

  • browsing 
  • computer access 
  • self-service photocopying and printing
  • book request service
  • inter library loans
  • study tables

How to get there

Stanley Library is situated inside The Louisa Centre. 

The nearest bus stops are approximately 200 yards away at the bus station.

Cycle parking facilities are available.

Customer comment form

Please complete our Customer comment form for Culture, Sport and Tourism services. We would love to know what you think of our services. 

Contact us
Stanley Library
03000 269 517
Our address is:
  • Stanley Louisa Centre
  • Front Street
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH9 0TE